Student Log-in Instructions

HOW TO GET TO BLACKBOARD

  1. To get to Blackboard you must have your CUNYfirst ID and password.  From the Hostos Community College home page, click on ‘Login To’ > ‘Blackboard’.
  2. The CUNYfirst login will appear:
  3. CUNY Login ID: This password expires every three months.   Besides CUNYfirst, The CUNY Login ID and password is also used to access Blackboard.  When you click on any link to Blackboard, it will take you to the Blackboard login page.  Type in your CUNYfirst username followed by @login.cuny.edu, then your CUNYfirst password in the password field. For example, if CUNYfirst username is john.smith22, the username you enter to login to Blackboard must be john.smith22@login.cuny.edu.  The username field is already populated with the @login.cuny.edu part, as shown below.
Sending Email From Your Course

Video Tutorial

Submitting an Assignment
  • Go to the Blackboard course site and select the area in which your instructor posted the assignment (e.g., Class Sessions, Course Information, Course Materials, Assignments, etc.).
  • Click on the link to submit your assignment.

Video Tutorial


Taking a Test Online

Video Tutorial


Checking Your Grades

Video Tutorial


Working in Groups

Video Tutorial


How to use Discussion Board

Video Tutorial


Microsoft Office Training for Students

Microsoft Office Training for Students is a self-paced online course in Blackboard that covers topics that will help you master Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. The course consists of 3 Sections

Each Section contains the following:

  • A brief video summarizing the material
  • Text material
  • A quiz
Tips for taking this course:
  • Make sure to watch the videos fully.
  • Make sure to review all content before taking the section quiz.
  • Pay close attention.

How to be successful:

  • In order to access a section’s quiz you must click the mark reviewed button to certify you have watched the video and reviewed the material.
  • You may take a quiz as many times as you like. However you must get 100% on a quiz to proceed to get your certificate. Questions may not be the same on additional attempts. So read questions carefully each time.

To enroll in the course:

This course uses self-enrollment.  You have 2 ways to enroll in the course:

  1. In Blackboard, find the Microsoft Training for Students module pictured below, click on the Click to Enroll button and follow directions, ORmicrosoft training for students
  2. Click on this link: Enroll in the Microsoft Training course , then follow directions.

If you have any questions about the online course, come to room C556.

The Student Technology Help Desk is available to you for help with anything to do with using Microsoft Office.  It is located in Room C595.

Click here for info about the Help Desk: Student Technology Help Desk.

Tutorials from the Microsoft Website:
Click on the banner to watch the tutorial you want to learn

Microsoft Tutorials:


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Word for Windows


Powerpoint for Windows

Powerpoint for Windows


Excel for Windows

Excel for Windows

 

From GCF learnfree.org:
Click on the links next to the banner to watch the tutorial you want to learn

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